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What A Gem: Embrace Emerald—the Pantone Color of the Year

What A Gem: Embrace Emerald—the Pantone Color of the Year


By niwp_admin

The paint professionals at Pantone have named emerald the color of 2013, and we couldn’t agree more. This jewel tone will flash differently in various lights, giving it a more multidimensional look than your usual dark shades. It’ll look edgy in metallic, shimmery in glitters and sophisticated in chic chrome finishes. Check out these emerald polishes and add a touch of gorgeous green to your nail wardrobe.

-MaryAnn Barone


  • Complete Set in Sea, $42, When wearing dark polishes, it’s important to apply a base to keep from discoloring your nails. This set from RGB comes with a basecoat, an inky shade of emerald and a topcoat to keep the color vibrant. [Image: RGB Cosmetics]

  • Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Veridian, $14, This emerald gets enhanced with a metallic sheen that’ll be hard for anyone to miss. [Image: Illamasqua]

  • Nails Inc. Nail Jewelry in Piccadilly Arcade, $9.50, Apply a few layers of this sparkling shade over a glossy topcoat for a fun and fresh party look.
    [Image: Nails Inc]

  • Zoya in Suvi, $8, This shimmery emerald has dark undertones, making it the perfect dramatic shade for a night out on the town. Ditch your usual deep red go-to and grab this gem instead.

    [Image: Zoya]

  • Butter LONDON in British Racing Green, $15, Bring out the deep shade of this polish by adding a matte topcoat over two coats of color. [Image: Butter London]